NEWS FROM : NEW YORK  

Quality Italian recently opened just around the corner from parent restaurant Quality Meats, and like its predecessor, it's also inspired by old-world butcher shops in its design.   "I think the space is kind of really different than any other restaurant I've ever seen because they have these really cool pictures, but they're all backwards,"...

by Carol Sugarman   Joe's Pizza, the Greenwich Village institution owned and operated by Naples-born Joe Pozzuoli since 1975, has been visited by a host of celebrities over the years. But its latest claim to fame was its inclusion in the movie Spider-Man 2. Actor Tobey Maguire, aka Spider-Man, plays a Joe's delivery guy.   Our tour gu...

By Laura Caparrotti Theater for the New City è uno di quei teatri che fanno parte dell'era leggendaria di New York, di quando la città era ancora un luogo pieno di artisti di tutti i tipi che ne facevano una fucina d'idee, di nuove visioni, di parole altre. Fondato nel 1971, il TNC, com'è conosciuto ai più, si trova su First Avenue fra la nona e l...

NEW YORK ITALIANS is HIRING!! Italian language children PLAYGROUP LEADER [part -time]   Job description: The Playgroup Leader will be responsible for the day to day running of the playgroup sessions to ensure safe, stimulating play and to provide for the needs of the children. This will involve planning, preparing and delivering play- bas...

Artist Francesco Arena (The Olnick/Spanu Program) in conversation with:Lorenzo Benedetti, director of De Appel Arts Center, AmsterdamVincenzo De Bellis, curator, founder of Peep Hole Milan, and director of MiartAra H. Merjian, Associate Professor of Italian Studies, NYU   Francesco Arena was born in Torre Santa Susanna, Brindisi, in 1978, no...

The applause from a sold-out audience enjoying the family friendly comedy "How Alfo Learned to Love Women" last week (at the National Opera-America Center) should reassure all Italian-American dramatists that you don't need gangsters, molls, or mob bosses to draw a crowd.   Like the character Guido Contini in "Nine" by Mario Fratti, New York...

In cooperation with Aspen Institute Italia, the Italian Embassy in US and The Council for the United States and Italy, Italian Business & investment Initiative's Summit will be held on February 10 at Bloomberg's headquarters in Manhattan. This summit's theme will be "Italy: we are open for business".   As customary it will host CEOs, inv...

A New York, per le celebrazioni del Giorno del Ricordo, che quest'anno è scalato di un mese causa maltempo, dopo la commemorazione e il dibattito all'Istituto Italiano di Cultura, il Consolato ha ospitato la proiezione del documentario di Chiara Barbo e Andrea Magnani, prodotto da Pilgrim Film con il supporto dell'Ambasciata americana a Roma, dal t...

By Leslie Brody   My late husband Elliot used to rhapsodize about childhood visits with his grandmother to Bronx's Arthur Avenue, where they would eat, shop and eat some more. We never had a chance to go there together before he died of cancer seven years ago.   After getting married again this summer, I heard my new husband's cousin,...

Lìolà is not your typical neighborhood Italian restaurant in Queens. Owner and Chef Angelo Alaimo is serious about providing sophisticated, thoughtful dishes, fine wines and exceptional customer service that rival the top Italian restaurants in the entire New York Metropolitan area. Dinner commences with a plate of cubed parmesan, green and bl...

Un altro italiano di successo brilla nel firmamento degli Stati Uniti d'America per la sua maestria professionale in un delicato settore come quello della microchirurgia.   Il GEI Gruppo Esponenti Italiani di New York, che da anni unisce i più autorevoli rappresentanti della società italiana in America, ha infatti voluto premiare con il "GEI...

World-famous culinary star and restauranteur Mario Batali stopped by The BookMark Shoppe in Bay Ridge on Saturday to meet his fans and sign copies of his new book. "Big American Cookbook" includes 250 of Batali's favorite recipes from across the USA. The BookMark Shoppe owner Christine Freglette welcomed Batali to the mom-and-pop and pop shop that...